Question 1

How long will the Surface Pro 8 be supported?


According to Microsoft Surface lifecycle documentation, Microsoft Surface Pro 8 will reach the end of its driver and firmware updates on October 5th, 2025. The company promises to support all Surface devices starting from its release date for at least four years.

Device Release Date End of Servicing Date
Surface Pro 8 October 5, 2021 October 5, 2025

After the end of servicing date, Surface Pro 8 devices will continue to receive Windows OS feature and security updates as long as it meets minimum hardware requirements for any future Windows OS.

In some conditions, Microsoft will consider releasing additional updates if there are critical security issues for Surface Pro 8 devices that can only fix through patching the firmware. For instance, the Surface Pro 5 came out in 2017, yet it remains supported until 2024.

Question 2

When did Microsoft release the last drivers and firmware update for Surface Pro 8?


Here are the last three drivers and firmware updates for Microsoft Surface Pro 8:

  • Surface Pro 8 Image
    Improves device camera performance and stability and improves audio stability.
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    Addresses potential security vulnerability and improves system stability.
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    Addresses issue when the battery is not charging while connected to the charger, addresses issue when device may shut down when battery not fully discharged, and resolves "battery not genuine" notification.
Surface Pro 8
Surface Pro 8 image
Release: 2021
Display: 13 inch
Dimensions: 11.3” x 8.2” x 0.37”
Processor: Up to 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 (4/8, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz)

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